- Healthcare Professionals
Nutri-Cath® is an indwelling nasogastric, orogastric or nasojejunal enteral feeding catheter for continuous or intermittent neonatal or pediatric feedings up to thirty days’ duration. Its use avoids multiple and frequent feeding tube placements that are likely to be traumatic to delicate tissues. The optimal biocompatibility of silicone yields a soft, nonstiffening, nonclogging catheter that will not perforate or adhere to the lining of the stomach, minimizing potential interruption to neonatal sleep cycles.
As an alternative for clinicians needing faster flow rates and ease of placement via a stiffer catheter, Nutri-Cath is also available made of Tecoflex® polyurethane. This advanced thermosensitive formulation of polyurethane softens at body temperature such that its physical characteristics emulate silicone after placement. In addition, the higher tensile strength of polyurethane compared to silicone provides more resistance to breaking, and allows a thinner wall thickness for the same size outer diameter, which provides faster feed flow rates.
Nutri-Lok™ is a family of locking extension sets, Monoject™ oral dispensing syringes, Kangaroo ePump™ bag and other enteral feeding accessories for use in conjunction with Nutri-Cath® that ensure secure connections, and will not mate with female luer IV line connectors.
Nutri-Cath® is a nasogastric, orogastric or nasojejunal catheter designed for enteral feeding in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care setting.
Nutri-Cath® should be used for administration of enteral feeding solutions only.